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Garry Tonon Talks About His Upcoming MMA Debut at ONE Championship

Garry Tonon has some amazing achievements under his black belt

He’s beat names like Dillon Danis, AJ Agazarm, Ralek Gracie After winning multiple International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) No-Gi world titles and becoming a multiple time three-division…

“THE REASON WHY I’M SWITCHING OVER NOW IT’S BECAUSE I’VE DONE QUITE A BIT IN MY JIU-JITSU CAREER. I COULD’VE TRANSITIONED TO MMA POTENTIALLY EARLIER, BUT THE RIGHT OFFER WASN’T NECESSARILY ON THE TABLE. I WAS VERY MUCH STILL FOCUSED ON GRAPPLING, AND THERE WERE STILL A FEW THINGS THAT I WANTED TO DO. I WANTED TO GET THAT LAST ADCC OUT OF THE WAY, AND IT’S HARD TO SPLIT MY FOCUS BETWEEN GRAPPLING AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. I ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE WHEN I WAS COMING UP IN JIU-JITSU THAT I WAS INTERESTED IN FIGHTING, BUT THAT I WANTED TO GET GOOD AT JIU-JITSU FIRST BEFORE STARTING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, AND I THINK THAT I’M KIND OF GOOD AT JIU-JITSU NOW.”

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